THE GOAL: to go back to our roots

Benefit 2: Get Healthy

There's no rocket science behind the idea that eating food that is nutrient-dense is good for you. Local food is much more nutritious than food that's been shipped from miles away, with the vitamins, enzymes and minerals diminishing as the miles tick by. And it doesn't have all those nasty chemicals and hormones.

Did you know that when you eat local food that's packed full of vitamins and minerals that you actually eat less?

That's because you're giving your body what it needs--what it wants.

And it's a great way to save money on your grocery bills.

The other great benefit to buying local food is that you tend to eat more fruits and vegetables, which is good for all of us!

It's no secret that the beef, chicken, and pork we get in the grocery store contains hormones and antibiotics. Maybe it's time to starting eating locally produced organic meats that are raised on grass and other natural food. Maybe it's time to eat meats that are raised humanely. Maybe it's time to cut out those added growth hormones and antibiotics.

We all want to be healthy, have more energy, and live more fully. Eating local food is the best way to achieve those goals. And you'll cut your health care costs too. Can you imagine if more people ate local food? That one act could do wonders for our national health care costs.